Nurse Manager Vs Nurse Practitioner (2)
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“Evidence-based practice simply refers to combining research, clinical knowledge, and patient preferences to
reach a health care decision – it emphasizes the use of the highest-quality information and deemphasizes the use
of customs, opinions, or rituals to make a clinical judgment (DeCapua, 2019).” Because evidence-based
practices encompass combining information from many different sources, including quality improvement and
research, using the results from this would determine the best treatment for the patient. Because of this,
providing care with EBP would be providing the patient with care that is safe, effective, and compassionate.
Nursing Managers, on the other hand, play a major role in a unit-based culture in which nursing practice is
guided by evidence (Fisher & Sheeron, 2014). The role of the nurse manager is to encourage and support the
clinical nurses working on the floor and develop a spirit of inquiry, seek answers to their clinical questions using
EBP, and advance their clinical performance to improve patient outcomes (Caramanica & Spiva, 2018). This can
be difficult as nurse managers still have to be able to perform their role responsibilities and attend to the
demands of the unit while still supporting their nurses. Today, I believe that the role of the nurse manager in
supporting evidence-based practice is under used and largely passive. If nurse managers were given the
opportunity to support their clinical nursing staff as they were meant to be, I believe the results could be more
fruitful, which would lead to nurses with stronger critical thinking skills and patients who receive high quality
EBP patient care.
Original Question: How would a nurse practitioner and a nurse manager differ with regard to how they use and
incorporate EBP in their areas of practice?